Drug Testing pre-employment drug screening

Marijuana Legalization: How does it affect your workplace

You, as the employer, have the right to hire whom you choose in each position. However, state and federal law are making these decisions increasingly complicated when it comes to medical marijuana users. Here in Texas, employers still have the right to not employ a person due to drug use of any kind, including marijuana, and not to continue to employ a person due to drug use. However, based on judicial decisions in other states, that may be changing. How can employers create a workplace policy that increases safety and productivity while reducing liability?

Employers must consider which positions necessitate perfect clarity in operation every time the employee is working—for those positions, a drug-free policy is required and federally supported. Pilots are required to pass flight physicals annually, and their medications are set by the physician and monitored. Positions in which heavy equipment is operated are no less vital, and employers cannot to have their employees impaired. Drivers are subject to DOT regulations, which demand a zero tolerance drug policy.

Court decisions, such as Noffsinger v. SSC Niantic Operating Co., LLC, d/b/a Bride Brook Nursing & Rehab. Ctr. will continue to make the news, but no employer has even been accused of discrimination when the decision was made for the safety of their employees and their customers.

Discover better on-site drug and alcohol testing, 24/7 ~ SCHEDULE A TEST
left right
Recent Articles
Is your Houston drug-free workplace operating on cruise control?
We are a society who likes things fast.  Fast food, fast cars, fast internet access and fast phone connections.  Like the tag line says, “Faster is...
Drug Testing
Read More
How do you ensure your non-profit is a drug-free workplace?
Non-profit organizations are vital to every community; however, they are susceptible to many challenges due to the nature of the industry. A common...
Drug Testing
Read More
Do your employees think your Houston drug testing program is working?
One thing I've discovered since starting a Houston drug and alcohol screening business is that a lot of people get uncomfortable when they find out...
Drug Testing
Read More